ShortStops February Round-Up II

Hello, short fiction fans, happy February! Is spring in the air already? Whether it is where you are or not, here’s our recent short story-related news from the blog!
Tania x

     Lit Mags

Short Fiction journal’s next online short story masterclass kicks off on March 6th. Anew issue of the Fractured Nuance is available – Issue 3, the handwritten issue. Submissions are open now for Shooter Issue #4: Technology.

The A3 Review is holding its last contest for inclusion in Issue 4. Bunbury blogged about Crime, Space and the World Cup of Authors and Laura Perram interviewed Yaron Kaver at Long Story Short about Mining For Specificity. Shoreline of Infinity still wants your short science fiction submissions, and The Queen’s Head Issue 8 submissions window is wide open. Jotters United has a new issue, Vintage.

   Live Lit

You’ve missed the submissions deadline for the next Talking Tales – but why not go along and listen, on Feb 20th in Bristol. There’s still time to get your stories in for Story Fridays “Fools” event in Bath on April 1st, and Stroud Short Stories is open for submissions for its April 24th event from writers with a connection to Gloucestershire. Speak Easy unveils its events for 2016 and some tips for spoken word first-timers.


The Cardiff Review launches its Short Story Award for new writers, deadline May 15. The deadline for Short Fiction’s 2016 short story prize is March 31st, and you have until May 1st to enter Shooter Literary Magazine’s first short story competition. The University of Sunderland’s inaugural Sunderland Short Story Award is accepting entries, deadline June 1st.

  Workshops, etc…

Find out more about Arvon’s 2016 short story and flash fiction courses. Read Paper Republic presents four short stories about women in China at a “speed bookclubbing event” in London on March 14. You can still take advantage of Harriet Kline’s offer ofshort story critiques to raise money for refugees.

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